Skyrim Anniversary Edition Night SkySource: Bethesda Softworks

What you need to know

  • Skyrim Anniversary Edition is a new version of Bethesda's iconic role-playing game.
  • Bethesda shared on Friday that Skyrim Anniversay Edition is $50 for new players, with a $20 upgrade fee for anyone that already owns Skyrim Special Edition.
  • A handful of the included Creation Club Content and the current generation optimizations are coming for existing owners at no extra cost.
  • Skyrim Anniversary Edition is slated to launch on Nov. 11, 2021.

Bethesda Softworks shared the answers to some frequently asked questions regarding The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition on Friday. The most important news is that of price. Any new buyers for Skyrim Anniversary Edition will be paying $50. Meanwhile, anyone who already owns Skyrim Special Edition can just pay a $20 upgrade fee.

Skyrim Anniversary Edition includes hundreds of pieces of curated Creation Club content. Four pieces of content, including Fishing, are coming for free to all Skyrim Special Edition owners, no upgrade required. Anyone who owns Skyrim Special Edition on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S or PS5 is also getting free technical upgrades that allow the game to take advantage of current generation console hardware, though there still aren't any technical details right now beyond much faster loading.

Bethesda also shared that Trophies and Achievements will carry forward except for PS4 players upgrading to PS5, due to how the systems work on those consoles.

Skyrim Anniversary Edition is scheduled to arrive on Nov. 11, 2021. Bethesda Game Studios' next big role-playing game, the science-fiction title Starfield, is slated for a year out on Nov. 11, 2022. Starfield is coming exclusively to Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PC and Xbox Cloud Gaming.

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Skyrim: Special Edition

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition

Still going strong

If you own Skyrim Special Edition, you'll be able to get the current-gen features and some other extras at no cost. Plus, you can choose to upgrade to the rest of the Anniversary Edition later for $20.

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